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Tragically, over 700,000 Americans suffer from eye injuries at workplaces, with an additional 125,000 more people injuring their eyes at home. Most of these injuries can be preventing by wearing prescription work safety glasses, which are considerably stronger than standard eyewear.
If you work in conditions that are exceptionally hazardous to your eyes, such as carpentry, auto repair, maintenance, welding, electrical work, mining and other professions, it’s critical to protect your eyes at work by wearing work safety glasses. Here are a few considerations on how to choose the right prescription work safety glasses.
When trying to deciding on the right lenses, it’s important to consider the lighting conditions in which you work. For example:
Plastic is recommended when it comes to selecting a frame material for your prescription safety work glasses. Plastic frames that are acetate or injection molded are able to withstand impact without fracturing. As a result, this protects against further damage from a frame breaking or becoming serrated.
As for the best type of frames for your prescription safety glasses, it’s best to have a high-wrap frame that has an 8-base curvature or more. This provides temple protection from hazardous materials and objects, as well as full peripheral coverage.
In some work conditions, a 6-base curvature lens can give enough protection. But unlike an 8-base, it lacks temple coverage.
Selecting the right prescription work glasses can seem overwhelming for most people because there are so many options, regarding lens tints and frames. You don’t have to do this job alone. Don’t hesitate to call Rx-Safety. We specialize in prescription safety glasses, prescription motorcycle goggles and other types of prescription eyewear. Please contact us.
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